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The age of American exceptionalism is long over
The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking about the fate of th...
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Oops -- Trump Is Right
The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had be...
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NASCAR to fans: No more Confederate flags at our races, okay?
If we’re going to purge “The Dukes of Hazzard,” we might as well get Confederate flags out of American car culture entirely, I guess. For once, I think this is more than mindless corporate piggybac...
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Good Ethics Means Good Business
No matter how large or small, a company's core values are evident in all aspects of their operations. Ethical business practices are a hallmark of a good company. Most businesses start out with goo...
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Losing Their Grip
Losing Their Grip The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums. By  Emily Schwartz Greco Rainbows illuminated the White Ho...
Jul 02, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Video: Bernie Sanders in Madison, Wisconsin 07-01-2015
Bernie Sanders campaign Rally in Madison, Wisconsin. The largest rally so far for any candidate in the 2016 election for President of the United States.
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The Quiet Killer: Sitting in the Dark
by DICK RESCH
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Americans are working more than ever -- and it's slowly killing them. The typical employee now logs 47 hours a week at work -- and spends nearly six hours a day sitting, often in a windowless offic...
An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out
by MICHAEL NEVRADAKIS, Truthout
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men." Read more: An Economic Hit Man Speak...
OUT ON DISABILITY: WHAT'S WRONG WITH WEST VIRGINIA (AND RIGHT WITH NORTH DAKOTA)?
by CHUCK DEVORE, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This commentary originally appeared in  Forbes  on July 1, 2015. West Virginia is the home of one of the nation’s highest-paid disability-insurance lawyers. This single attorney won federal disabil...
Analysis: Retention Elections for Supreme Court?
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Analysis: Retention Elections for Supreme Court? by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune July 2, 2015 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz , campaigning for president in Iowa after the U.S. Supreme Court raised his blood...
The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD, The Rutherford Institute
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
By John W. Whitehead June 29, 2015 “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there i...
$248 a Minute
by SCOTT KLINGER
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
$248 a Minute CEO pay is sky-high at America's low-wage employers. By  Scott Klinger Florida’s Disney World bills itself “the happiest place on Earth.” But last year, some Disney World employees ma...
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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera grabs his left leg after a steal attempt during the fourth inning as Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Reyes looks on during a baseball game Friday, July 3, 2015, in Detroit. Cabrera left the game with a strained left calf. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera will be sidelined with a left calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career.


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. walks along pit road at Daytona International Speedway prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing series qualifying, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain washed out qualifying for Sunday night's race at Daytona International Speedway, where the field was set by practice times.


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